Nikk Conneman M.D. is a Neonatologist and yoga practitioner who focuses on compassionate care for newborns with serious health problems and their families.
Nikk is working to change a healthcare system that encourages health care workers to avoid emotional involvement with their patients and families. Nikk practices and teaches deep presence in the situations he is involved in, which often involve high mortality rates for the infants he is treating. Nikk is also the director of the NIDCAP training program at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He travels extensively teaching patient and family centered individualized care.
Additionally, having attended the yoga teacher training where my wife and I met, Nikk and I catch up on old times!
As I mention in the beginning of the episode, I wish every healthcare professional could hear this one – I think it’s that important.
Useful links from the show:
NIDCAP, Newborn Individualized Developmental Care
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